Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Wednesday, December 21, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Solstice!

Tonight is the year’s longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. In Seattle, today was only eight hours long. But now the light returns! Today is Winter, but we move onwards every day towards the Equinox, and Spring.

The shortest day of the year means the darkest times are behind us.

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Published Saturday, December 17, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Reflected lights

Rain in December isn’t so bad.

Christmas lights reflecting on my driveway in the rain.

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Published Sunday, December 11, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Thanksgiving cactus

You can tell by the points on the leaves that it’s actually a Thanksgiving cactus, not a Christmas cactus. It actually bloomed right on time this year. Make sure you take care of them more like regular houseplants, don’t let them roast in the sun or get super dry like regular desert cacti.

Thanksgiving cactus blooms in the late fall sunlight. Magenta with white flowers are so showy.

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Published Wednesday, December 7, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snowy morning

The early sunshine the other day was so beautiful. The peach tree leaves were still brightly colored.

Snowy morning scene in my backyard, sun peeking through the huge cedar tree

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Published Tuesday, November 29, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The last leaves fall

Just a day or so ago the rain and wind picked up and the leaves began to fall in earnest. The next day they were all gone.

The very last leaves fly from the trees in my front yard

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Published Saturday, November 19, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Air plant shadows

After a nice soak and shake, these mostly tillandsia air plants are almost dry enough to go back on my windowsill.

Air plants basking in the fall afternoon sunshine

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Published Monday, November 14, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bling nails

Very showy indeed. I couldn’t function in my day, but she can.

So much sparkle!

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Published Saturday, November 12, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rain coming

Ooooh, that was one dark sky! Sunny, windy, but not yet rainy. I did no photo adjustment to speak of, either; this image is very faithful to that vista. But just for fun, put “rain coming” in the search bar and see if you like those any.

November rain finally coming, in Seattle, Washington

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Published Wednesday, November 2, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sedum on a pumpkin

Some garden friends got together and we made a bunch of these autumn decor cuties with sedum from our gardens, craft supplies like hot glue, and mini pumpkins. Super easy, super fun. We didn’t scoop and plant with dirt, just glued them on. Maybe some of the sedums will make it enough to be rooted later. Or not.

Some moss, dried cones, and colorful sedum make a beautiful fall decor piece. Doesn’t it look like a flower?

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Published Tuesday, November 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall light in my living room

My living room jungle is coming alive with the lower light angling in from the southern exposure.

Thanksgiving cactus bloomed for Halloween this year.

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Published Monday, October 31, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden arch in autumn

A garden portal to another world.

Shall we enter?

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Published Sunday, October 30, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red maple tree

This year some trees are doing the magical thing. This maple tree has become completely red, in a friend’s backyard the other day.

Maple tree leaves in their scarlet glory

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